Monday, August 5, 2013
During our week-long family reunion at New Smyrna Beach last month, I drove a short distance south to enjoy many sunrises over the Atlantic in the Canaveral National Seashore. The park's 24-mile long barrier island beach is the longest undeveloped beach in Florida and one of my favorite places on the planet.
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This is the view looking south from one of
five stairways over the dune to the ocean.
My mother and father fondly referred to this as 'Red Shell'.
And now, so do I.
You can't help but feel the energy of an ocean, splashing and
crashing as waves rush forward. The white foam is stationary for
only a moment. Then there is a subtle hissing sound as the water
returns rapidly back over sand and shell.
Shorebirds like these snowy egrets feasted on the abundant
sand fleas ...
They often turn there heads sideways just before swallowing,
always with ...
style and grace.
Aaaaah, another sunrise!
And another. MMMMMmmmm.